Nikson wrote:I moved my moss to a larger tray with no drainage, just put a layer of dried LFSM on the bottom and then placed the live moss I had on top of it, then watered it with RO water.
I'm not sure if this is the right way to go about it, or if it'd be better to get a tray with drainage holes and bottom water with a tray that way? Should I have a deeper layer of LFSM underneath? What have you guys experienced when growing moss?
I accidentally had it dry out once and some of the moss turned white, like dried LFSM you get from the store, so it doesn't look as good as it used to.
Sphagnum has no roots or similar structures, so absorbs all its needs through the greenery. You do not need anything under it as a substrate because of this fact, but, as you have, a lot of people put moss or peat under it. If you put nothing under it, it will make its own substrate as it grows, i.e. dead moss, which on a bigger scale would eventually turn to peat. So in answer to your question yes you are doing it right, although there are many right ways of doing it.
I just throw mine into a tray of rainwater, keep it very wet , and let it get on with it.
If it dries out completely, it will die, but there are normally sufficient spores to get going again once wetted.